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La Bourrine aux Cinq z'enfants (Vendée)

Accession Number
1953/2.31

Title
La Bourrine aux Cinq z'enfants (Vendée)

Artist(s)
Auguste Louis Lepère

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1911

Medium & Support
etching on paper

Dimensions
6 1/2 in x 8 1/16 in (16.51 cm x 20.48 cm);14 in x 19 in (35.56 cm x 48.26 cm);4 7/8 in x 6 15/16 in (12.38 cm x 17.62 cm);10 5/8 in x 12 13/16 in (26.99 cm x 32.54 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of James Shearer II

Subject matter
La Bourrine aux Cinq z'enfants shows a traditional style home of the Breton region of France and five children in the yard. Bourrine is the name for the thatched homes that are built from local natural resources in the marshes of Vendée, France. Auguste Louis Lepère was a French artist who explored many mediums but consistently depicted the French countryside and life in Paris. He is most well known for wood engravings, his favorite medium.

Physical Description
This print shows a cottage with a thatched roof and five children in the yard. Two are in the middle foreground, one is by a plant to the right, and another sits against the house, and the fifth is working with a shovel on the long side of the building. 

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
intaglio print

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
French (culture or style)
children (people by age group)
house
modern and contemporary art
thatched roofs
trees

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